Florin Cioabă

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Florin Cioabă (2012)

Florin Tănase Cioabă (17 November 1954 – 18 August 2013)[1] was a Romanian Romani Pentecostal minister and self-proclaimed "King of Roma Everywhere".[2][3] He was the son of Ioan Cioabă, a Kalderash Romani leader.[4] He died on 18 August 2013 of cardiac arrest at Akdeniz University in Antalya in Turkey.[5][6] He was 58 years old. He was succeeded as king by his son Dorin Cioabă.[7]


  1. ^ "Mediafax: Florin Cioaba, un "rege" prieten cu presedintele si cu trimiterea romilor la scoala - Esential" (in Romanian). HotNews.ro. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
  2. ^ Richard C. Frucht (2005). Eastern Europe: An Introduction to the People, Lands, and Culture. ABC-CLIO. pp. 741–. ISBN 978-1-57607-800-6. Retrieved 18 August 2013. The first form has been standard for most of the twentieth century,but the second,emphasizing the possible Slavic origin of the sound,was introduced in 1954.Since 1965 Romania ... “King” Florin Cioaba is a Pentecostal minister.The majority of ...
  3. ^ Aidan McGarry (1 May 2010). Who Speaks for Roma?: Political Representation of a Transnational Minority Community. Continuum. pp. 92–. ISBN 978-0-8264-2880-6. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  4. ^ Donald Kendrick (2007). Historical Dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies). United States: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 44. ISBN 9780810864405.
  5. ^ "Florin Cioaba, in critical condition, in Antalya hospital". Nineoclock.ro. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
  6. ^ Elvira Gheorghita - Mediafax. "Regele romilor Florin Cioabă a murit - Gandul". Gandul.info. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
  7. ^ Sara Winston; Martin Krupik (5 July 2014). "An Audience With the 'King of the Gypsies'". Vice.com. Retrieved 26 May 2015.